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Rochester Male Indicted with Assaulting Postal Employee

Rochester Male Indicted with Assaulting Postal Employee

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Orlando Justice, 27, of Rochester, NY, with assaulting a U.S. Postal Service employee with a dangerous weapon, and brandishing a firearm to commit the assault. The charges carry a minimum sentence of seven years in prison, a maximum of life, and a fine of $250,000. Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, the defendant assaulted a Postal Service mail carrier while he was engaged in his official duties delivering mail in Rochester. During the assault, Justice brandished a firearm. The indictment is the culmination of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Shelly Binkowski.

Father and Son Plead Guilty In Chinese Magnesium Scheme

Father and Son Plead Guilty In Chinese Magnesium Scheme
BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr., announces  that Gregory Magness, 66, of Polk, PA, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to smuggle and conspiracy to commit money laundering before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years, and a $250,000 fine. In addition, Magness’ son Justin, 36, of Oil City, PA, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting in the presentation of a false document to Custom and Border Protection officers. The charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.  Assistant U.S.

West Seneca Nurse Practioner Pleads Guilty to tax Evasion

West Seneca Nurse Practioner Pleads Guilty to tax Evasion
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces that Scott Leuthe, 43, of West Seneca, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to tax evasion. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorney MaryEllen Kresse, who is handling the case, said that between 2008 and 2011, Leuthe worked as a nurse a nurse practitioner for two diagnostic imaging businesses in the Western New York area.

Rochester Male Sentenced 2 years Probation Passport Fraud

Rochester Male Sentenced 2 years Probation Passport Fraud
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Leroy Malcolm, 45, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of passport application fraud, was sentenced to two years of probation by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who is handling the case, stated that in July 2004, Malcolm, a Jamaican national, submitted a United States passport application to the Rochester City Clerk’s Office.

Niagara Falls male arrested Charged with Sex trafficking of a minor

Niagara Falls male arrested Charged with Sex trafficking of a minor

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Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery
BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Michael Mitchell, a/k/a Max, 22, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to six counts of bank robbery, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

FBI: Rochester Male Charged with Enticement; Production of Child Pornography

FBI: Rochester Male Charged with Enticement; Production of Child Pornography
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announceds that Roger Eric Powell, 48, of Rochester, NY, was charged by criminal complaint with enticement of a minor and production of child pornography. Enticement of a minor carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life and a fine of $250,000. Production of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, a maximum of 40, and a $250,000 fine.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, on January 2, 2015, a complainant told law enforcement officers that her child, aged 14, had been engaging in sexually explicit communications with the defendant. When the child spoke with officers, the child advised that the two communicated on Facebook and that Powell sent two explicit images of himself to the child.